a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)
give extra weight to (a communication)
"Her gesture emphasized her words"
draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
A line placed underneath a piece of text in order to provide emphasis or to indicate that it should be viewed in italics or that it acts as a hyperlink
To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore
To emphasise or stress something
To influence secretly.
By mere chance in appearance, though underlined with a providence, they had a full light of the infanta. uE000100723uE001 Sir H. Wotton.
Passing under a railway line.
Origin: under + line
to mark a line below, as words; to underscore
to influence secretly
An underline, also called an underscore, is one or more horizontal lines immediately below a portion of writing. Single, and occasionally double, underlining was originally used in hand-written or typewritten documents to emphasise text. In a manuscript to be typeset, various forms of underlining were conventionally used to indicate that text should be set in a special typeface such as italics to show emphasis, part of a procedure known as markup. With the advent of word processing, different typefaces can be used in the manuscript directly, so that underlining is no longer needed for markup; but underlining is sometimes used in documents in its own right. Underlines are sometimes used as a diacritic, to indicate that a letter has a different pronunciation to its non-underlined form.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-līn′, v.t. to draw a line under or below, as a word.—n. Un′derline, an announcement of a theatrical performance to follow placed in an advertisement of the present one.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'underline' in Verbs Frequency: #954
The numerical value of underline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of underline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- podtržítko, podtržení, podtrhnutí, podtrhnoutCzech
- Unterstreichung, unterstreichen, UnterstrichGerman
- υπογράμμιση, υπογραμμίζωGreek
- alleviivaus, alaviiva, alleviivataFinnish
- souligner, soulignement, attentionFrench
- ënnersträichenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- podkreślenie, podkreślaćPolish
- подчеркну́ть, подчёркивать, подчёркиваниеRussian
- betona, understrykning, understreck, stryka under, understrykaSwedish
- altını çizmekTurkish
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